Microsoft's AzureDB NoSQL database service and a related new open-source data-migration tool, are generally available.
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Redmond's latest salary survey shows employers paying 25 percent more and up for Azure and big data work.
Microsoft is preparing to release a preview of a new version of its Azure SQL database before year-end which is aimed at simplifying the move of database applications to the cloud.
Microsoft is tweaking its Azure SQL cloud database pricing, guaranteed uptime and more ahead of making its new tiers generally available.
Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch.
A close services partner of both Microsoft and Cornerstone, the Florida-based integrator boasts expertise in cloud-enabling specialized applications.
Microsoft is retiring its SQL Web and Business cloud-database service tiers in April 2015 and replacing them with new Basic, Standard and Premium ones.
Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure are likely to be the three lead dogs in cloud infrastructure services. Why? Economics, scale, and skills.
Microsoft has opened up to testers the limited preview of the premium tier of its Windows Azure SQL database for business-critical applications.
The move was plugged last week by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who also noted deals would be announced with Salesforce and NetSuite.
One seasoned data scientist offers his take on the challenges organisations face when they take their first steps into the world of big data.
John Appleby has been checking out access to resources in database developer environments. He reckons Force.com stands head and shoulders above Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Workday, IBM and SAP. Here are his conclusions.
IT teachers should complete placements in IT departments so they can tell their pupils how businesses use technology and inspire them to pursue a career in IT.
Hekaton, Microsoft's coming in-memory database engine, will be built into the next version of SQL Server. Meanwhile, SQL Server 2012 SP1 is now generally available.
Microsoft is making available for download a test build of Service Pack 1 for its SQL Server 2012 database, as well as new SQL Azure cloud-database additions.
As it prepares to release its Windows-enhanced MySQL 5.6 database, Oracle announced late last week a number of downloadable migration tools to ease the process of converting from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL, including data conversion, Excel and Windows installer tools.
A new iteration of the Redis on Windows in-memory database technology is now available in GitHub.
A Technical Fellow at Microsoft says we're headed for an in-memory database tipping point. What does this mean for Big Data?
Microsoft isn't often mentioned when it comes to in-memory database conversations. But here's why Redmond thinks they deserve to be.
Microsoft's annual internal TechFest research showcase kicks off on March 6. So what better time to check out Trinity, a graph database research project, from Microsoft Research?
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